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International: More disabled women than disabled men

Posted 22/05-11 at 21.25

USAID (US Agency for International Development) have compiled a collection of statistics on the gender dimension of disability. One key finding is that there are considerably more disabled women than disabled men. In low and middle income countri ...

USA: Disabled mother wins conditional right to see her children

Posted 07/04-11 at 13.40

In an interim court ruling, Abbie Dorn, a disabled woman who can only communicate by blinking, has been granted visiting rights with her 4-year old triplets. Two years after they were born, their parents divorced. Except for a four-day visit in D ...

International: Support MIUSA by watching a video

Posted 24/01-11 at 02.39

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) launched its first music video titled Loud, Proud and Passionate! 6 January 2011. Signing and singing in Arabic, Spanish and English, 54 disabled women activists from 43 countries celebrate the pride, achie ...

USA: Sexual assaults on disabled women in care home

Posted 14/01-11 at 13.14

Police in Los Angeles arrested a suspect believed to be one of four men shown in a video apparently sexually assaulting disabled women in a care home and other places in about 2007. ...

Kenya: Still a long way to go for disabled women

Posted 14/01-11 at 12.53

A ministry of gender and social development was set up two years ago and is beginning to address issues for disabled women in Kenya. Esther Murugi, the former Minister, has called for a census of disabled people as the first step to mainstream the is ...

Uganda: ‘As If We Weren't Human': Discrimination and Violence against Women with Disabilities in Northern Uganda

Posted 31/08-10 at 12.26

"At a community meeting, they didn't allow me to talk. It happens to all persons with disabilities. It is as if we weren't human ... On occasions when food is being given, sometimes persons with disabilities are given what others leave behind on t ...

Australia: Disabled women, health and human rights

Posted 11/08-10 at 14.16

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have published a policy paper on the rights of disabled women to health. It sets this fundamental human right in the context of Australia's obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Dis ...

UK: Minister warns budget cuts may be illegal

Posted 08/08-10 at 23.14

The Home Secretary, Teresa May, has warned the Chancellor of the Exchequer that cuts imposed in the June Emergency Budget may be in breach of the Equality Act 2010. This is because they would have a disproportionate effect on women, pensioners, et ...

International: Calls for inclusion of disabled women and girls in UN development agenda

Posted 29/06-10 at 20.33

The meeting at the end of June of the United Nations Economic and Social Council brings together health and development ministers from around the world to assess progress on the UN development agenda. There will be particular emphasis on gender eq ...

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